SERENI & SHENTEL X BAZAAR: EPISODE 1 PREMIERE

‘The Workshop – Where Headband Magic Happens’
BY HARPERS BAZAAR ON AUGUST 22, 2016
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From inside the magical workshop of S&S, Harper’s BAZAAR Malaysia presents a collaboration of grand gesture. Ever wondered what goes on in headband designers Sereni & Shentel’s office and workshop? Take a peek into their madcap world as we unveil episode one on BAZAAR TV.

Your most magical moment in the workshop of S&S?

Sereni: Shooting for the harpers video at our workshop was definitely a highlight. The secret’s out that we don’t do anything but hula hoop on tables when we’re in the office.

Shentel: The day we packed a box of headbands and sent them to the wardrobe department at Gossip Girl.

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Your favourite S&S custom headband that best personifies your personality?

Sereni: The party hat because it screams out celebration! It’s also unisex so both boys and girls look great in them

Shentel: Kuching Cat in black. She is the first headband we ever created. She is big, loud and fabulous.

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and there’s more…

Shop the Look!

Double the fun with S&S Pom-Pom Duo in cool hues of Bluebell, Dandelion and Bud Green on a Petersham headband.

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S&S Pom Pom Duo Bluebell, RM137. Shop here.
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S&S Pom Pom Duo Dandelion, RM137. Shop here.

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S&S Pom Pom Duo Bud Green, RM137. Shop here.

Stay tuned to @harpersBAZAARmy and @sereniandshentel for the teaser premiere of the second video titled “Sereni & Shentel Bake A Cake”

Follow the takeover of #SereniandShentelxBAZAAR Digital Series as we countdown to unveil all three mini episodes with special content exclusively on Harper’s BAZAAR Malaysia.

wedding gift

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We got a special request for a Wedding Gift for the Wedding of the Year here in Kuching. We have just finished wrapping it up. Imagine getting this on your wedding day!

nice day for a white wedding

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Well yesterday I finally got registered in Malaysia. That's right, I have been living in sin for two years. Bob came into my office, got on one knee and asked me to marry him after lunch. He even got me a bouquet of flowers! What better way to doll up for a quickie signing then to pop on a custom kiss me please! bride to be (we added a bit of lace to jazz it up a bit). The signing was over the top cute, with a bridal arch that was thirty years old (it could do with a good dry clean if you ask me) and blinking love wall, but the best thing was that the man who registered us didn't even wear any shoes. To see a best of the best video shot by video extraordinaire Elizabeth Lee click here. Elizabeth and I were messing around while waiting and decided to use the office as a mock chapel. She entertained the dismal crowd while I hummed.

xoxo Shentel

Foil me up!

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LAST NIGHT SHEN-TEL'S SISTER IN-LAW AND BROTHER IN-LAW CECELEBRATED THEIR 10TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. NATURALLY AFTER SOME PEER PRESSURE SHENTEL PERFORMED LIKE A MONKEY WHILE WAITING FOR THE MAINS TO ARRIVE. SINCE TIN IS THE CUSTOMARY ANNIVERSARY GIFT, OLIVA LING BROUGHT A ROLL OF ALUMINIUM FOIL AND SHENTEL TRANSFORMED IT INTO A HEADBAND AND BOW TIE FOR THE HAPPY COUPLE. PICTURES WERE TAKEN BY IVY PHANG.

RWMF Superheroes

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Last weekend, Sereni threw a Superheroes Party in conjunction with
Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). We created our own superheroes
Miss Ah Ha and Miss Oh No decked out in neon head to toe complete with
fluro fly swatters as our weapon of choice. What were our superpowers?
Well apart from making super headbands and blinding people with our
costumes, we had the power to determine who was HOT by dishing out HOT
stickers to everyone who rocked their look at RWMF that night!

In true superhero fashion, all party guests rolled into the music
festival in a bright yellow superhero school bus in full superhero
regalia!

mini sereni & shentel

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If we could go back in time this would totally be us! Arya and Nicole dropped by our offices today and went straight to work accessorising themselves. Arya (left) was immediately drawn to Bow Down in pink and Nichole (right) went straight for the neon pink Kuching Cat. Random fact is that Arya and Nicole are totally in scale to mini sereni and taller shentel. Ummm we literally just shrunk! 

in shentel’s bag right now…..

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(cause it makes me feel classy!), bimba & lola wallet (it is super sized, i swear i could fit a sandwich in it),
true solutions all day tinted moisturiser (it's HOT here in Kuching!), shanghai tang sunnies, my favourite warutti pearl necklace (it dresses up any outfit), a glue stick (don't ask), lamy pen (even though it leaks), and my passport (in case i need to run) all
stuffed in my anya studded bag…

a little bit of a man crush…

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We don't just love designer extraordinaire Jonathan Liang we think we have developed a full blown man crush on him. We caught up with him really briefly this morning to get our first fitting with him for dresses for an up coming event. Let it be said that the man knows how to dress women of all shapes and sizes.

behind the scenes

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We had a CRAZY weekend filled with stage makeup and permed curls. The world's greatest dream team flew into Kuching to help us shoot our first catalogue. Makeup and style GURU Alex Eu make us look flawless, hair stylist Sun Khiew back combed us to super model height and Michele Yong managed to made us not look like the ugly trolls that we really are in real life with her magic eye and lighting techniques. We cannot wait to share our shots with you…all we have to say is they are a tad mad… in the mean time check out our facebook fan page to see some behind the scene shots. 

a day in the office

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We get heaps of requests asking us what our office looks like. We work side by side Shentel's office The Playground Sydney in the Four Points by Sheraton Kuching. It is bright white and pretty messy most days. We have all our bits and pieces in white shelves and pin all our inspiration on pin boards. Here is a typical shot of our work space after we have started working.